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Mental note - people don't like the subject of laptop looping?
On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 10:11 PM, donald freeman <email@example.com>
> On Jun 10, 2010 9:08 PM, "Dennis Moser" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What Per said...go with the Intel model and you should be just fine.
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 4:58 AM, Nadia Salom <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I have looked into hackintosh but I am not a programmer and I dont
>> could do this on my own. And Linux would be an option but... I dont
>> am thinking of just getting a used iBook, macbook or power book...
>> for example...
>> Apple iBook G4 1.33 GHz 12" 1GB Ram
>> 40 GB Harddrive... ( 300 euro)
>> Apple PowerBook G4 12" 1,5Ghz 1,25GBRam 80Gb HDD SD (min. 300 euros)
>> Apple Powerbook G4,17",1GHz,Airport, BT, 1,5GB, 80GB (375euros)
>> APPLE MACBook 2GHZ 160GB 2GB Intel Core 2Duo (500euros)
>> i think all they would be fast enough for live performance...playing
>> midi instruments, sa...
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>> Datum: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 12:17:18 +0900
>> Von: michael noble <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>> Betreff: Re: looping with a netbook
>> hi all,
>> On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 4:16 PM, Mech <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> However, there was a previous question that asked about running Live in
>>> Wine under Linux. While Linux should be more robust overall, I believe
>>> Wine libraries essentially load a virtual Windows machine. So you're
>>> of running a computer inside a computer. Not very efficient, I don't
>>> believe, and I wouldn't recommend it, since Wine would probably eat up
>>> performance gains you'd get from Linux. However, take that with a
>>> salt, since I haven't actually played with Wine since its alpha
>> This is not really accurate to my knowledge, and certainly does not
>> my experience. Wine is no way a virtual machine. It is really nothing
>> than a compatibility layer to translate windows api calls into something
>> base system understands - it doesn't emulate software or hardware in any
>> way. This will add a small processing overhead, but it really is very
>> insignificant. Chances are, with a well configured linux system,
>> can be comparable to a windows system with the benefit of also being
>> use native linux audio apps.
>> In the past I've run audiomulch under linux in this way, and in fact was
>> easily able to run eight simultaneous instances of audiomulch
>> parallel processes for performance and redundancy), passing their audio
>> jack to be shared with linux apps and each other. With things like the
>> wineasio audio output and the realtime wine patches, wine audio apps can
>> made to run very efficiently and at low latencies. This was an older
>> core2duo though, so a netbook would be a little more limited. Also, it's
>> an out-of-the-box experience, so if system configuration and
>> not your thing, then maybe consider the hackintosh route. (that being
>> there are some audio-centric linux audio distros optimized for low power
>> machines like puredyne, and you can also buy a preconfigured msi-wind
>> netbook with the Tranmission OS for not much more than a standard
>> So to answer the OPs question, windows audio apps can be made to run
>> efficiently under linux and with very low latencies. That being said, I
>> really couldn't say about running later versions of ableton live. I
>> have nor need it so I haven't tested it. It is rated gold over at
>> it has certainly been tested and run by at least some people, and that's
>> without the tweaks I mentioned above.
>> Nadia Salom
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- From: donald freeman <firstname.lastname@example.org>